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Mine craft: Coal mine at Martinet, Belgium, by Dessin et ConstructionSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Both a ruined civilisation and the embryo of a new urbanity, the reimagined coal mine waits for a future that may never happen

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Reinventing the rural: a new perspective on our countrysideSubscription

By Adam Sutherland

The new vision created by urban dwellers of the green land is far more rural than the countryside itself

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The Rethinking the rural issue is hereSubscription

Dessin et Construction | Carmody Groarke | Dorte Mandrup | Invisible Studio | Plan:b arquitectos | Edwin Lutyens | Typology: Building for animals

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Crisis in the British countrysideSubscription

By Rowan Moore

From AR February 1988: The nature of architectural response to the recent history of the countryside

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Peter Davey (1940-2018): ‘a critical acumen of exceptional range and scope’Subscription

By Catherine Slessor

Peter Davey, who died in March aged 78, was the AR’s 11th and second longest-serving editor

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Amin Taha joins the jury for the AR House awardsSubscription

Founder of Amin Taha + Groupwork joins Chilean architect Mathias Klotz on this year’s AR House judging panel

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Mathias Klotz to judge the AR House awards Subscription

Mathias Klotz, Chilean architect of numerous distinctive houses throughout Latin America, will judge AR House

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Women with attitude: AAXXSubscription

By Elizabeth Darling

From the advent of female undergraduates in 1917, the Architectural Association has spurred feminist activism in the profession

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Unfair dismissal: the legacy of women architects working for London councilsSubscription

By Kate Jordan

The legacy of women architects working for London councils in the 20th century is often overlooked – for no good reason

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Suburban slopes: Central Hill housing in Lambeth, London by Rosemary Stjernstedt, 1976Subscription

By Colin Amery

From the Archive: as an architect at Lambeth Borough Council in the ’60s and ’70s, Rosemary Stjernstedt’s Central Hill was a brave addition to South London’s suburban arcadia

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Signs of the times: Learning from Las Vegas returnsSubscription

By Paul Davies

The facsimile edition of Learning from Las Vegas, by Jane Drew Prize winner Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi, and Steven Izenour, is long overdue

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Mextrópoli 2018 launches Saturday 17 MarchSubscription

The fifth edition of the Mextrópoli architecture festival opens its doors on Saturday 17 March for four days of 

Madelon Vriesendorp speaks out at the Women in Architecture awardsVideoSubscription

Ada Louise Huxtable Prize winner 2018 Madelon Vriesendorp discusses women being written out of the script, defending her legacy and #MeToo heralding an end to mother-in-law jokes

Amanda Levete addresses the Women in Architecture LuncheonVideoSubscription

Jane Drew Prize 2018 winner Amanda Levete talks tinned tuna, taking off your shoes and women doing it their own way at the Women in Architecture Luncheon on 2 March 2018


Women in a man-made world: the need to build more holisticallySubscription


The exteriors of buildings are an expression of human sexuality and power, historically determined by men – we should now design more holistically fundacion arquia blog aquitectura le corbusier estudio alex duro

Outrage: blindness to women turns out to be blindness to architecture itselfSubscription

8 March, 2018 By Beatriz Colomina

The focus may be shifting from the lone master architect to collaborative practice – but women are still the ghosts of modern architecture

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Loos and Baker: a house for JosephineSubscription

By Catherine Slessor

Adolf Loos’s lost house for Josephine Baker marked a seminal moment in the expression of cultural and social modernity

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Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)Subscription

By Owen Hatherley

Zaha Hadid was an explosion of fearless, impolite, aggressive talent onto a profession terrified of itself

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Heat and dust: Paracas Museum, Peru by Barclay & CrousseSubscription

By Cristina Dreifuss

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 winner: Peru’s Museo de Sitio de Paracas, by Barclay & Crousse, is designed to blend into its harsh desert surroundings as well as withstand them

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Breaking the mould: Gloria Cabral, Gabinete de Arquitectura, ParaguaySubscription

By Davide Tommaso Ferrando

Women in Architecture Moira Gemmil Prize winner 2018: combining innovations in construction techniques and materials as simple as Paraguayan brick has had award-winning results for Gloria Cabral and Gabinete de Arquitectura


Overarching ambition: Two houses, Oropesa, Spain by Paredes Pedrosa ArquitectosSubscription

By Andrew Ayers

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 shortlist: Paredes Pedrosa have transformed ancient dilapidated houses in Oropesa into two elegant family homes by the introduction of clarity, luminosity and repose

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Into the woods: Cowan Court, University of Cambridge, UK by 6a ArchitectsSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 shortlist: Returning to the medieval monastic garden, nature permeates 6a Architects’ addition to Churchill College in Cambridge

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Holy orders: Garden Museum extension, London, UK by Dow Jones ArchitectsSubscription

By Rob Bevan

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2018 shortlist: the discovery of 30 coffins beneath St Mary’s Lambeth added a layer of complexity to Dow Jones Architects’ museum expansion

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‘I work best with something to push back against’: Amanda Levete on pushing borders and parametersSubscription

By Jeremy Melvin

Winner of the Jane Drew Prize 2018, a desire to push the boundaries led Levete to embark on her stellar career in architecture

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‘If at first you don’t succeed, cry, cry again’: Madelon Vriesendorp on being written out of historySubscription

By Sam Jacob

Vriesendorp, winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize 2018, explores refreshing alternatives to professional modes of practice in art or architecture


Out of the ordinary: Sook Hee Chun, WISE Architecture, South KoreaSubscription

By Yumi Hyun

Women in Architecture Moira Gemmil Prize shortlist 2018: Sook Hee Chun of WISE Architecture combines the virtues of Seoul’s everyday architecture with a sense of materiality to create structures that are works of art in themselves

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Rooms for improvement: Anna Puigjaner and Maria Charneco, MAIO, SpainSubscription


Women in Architecture Moira Gemmil Prize shortlist 2018: the playful design approach of Barcelona-based MAIO is made evident in both the processes and the products they create

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The rough with the smooth: Ilze Wolff, Wolff Architects, South AfricaSubscription

By Tomà Berlanda

Women in Architecture Moira Gemmil Prize shortlist 2018: in South Africa, a country that has witnessed extreme marginalisation, Ilze Wolff strives to redress the balance

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The serveSubscription

By Rosa Johan Uddoh

The Williams sisters’ feminist space of possibility 23m by 8m long

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Only resist: a feminist approach to critical spatial practiceSubscription

By Jane Rendell

Since the 1990s, a radical and interdisciplinary approach to spatial practice offers a rich and productive seam for feminism and architecture


Editorial: Awards for women architects will eventually become an anachronismSubscription


While it is still the case that women have yet to achieve equality in the architectural world, the Women in Architecture awards applaud first architectural quality, and then the architect – who happens to be a woman

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Latest: AR March 2018 on Women in ArchitectureSubscription

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Well read: Hyundai Card Cooking Library, 2017, and Design Library, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea by One O One ArchitectsSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

Like the royal libraries of the Joseon dynasty, Hyundai Card’s library series are impressive and valuable repositories of knowledge, but reserved for the use of the privileged, credit card-wielding few

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